Pakistan Clean Air Initiative – CAIR To Save The Air

Pakistan Clean Air Initiative aims to fight the medical emergency of bad air quality in Pakistan. Our primary co-founders, Farhaan Riaz, Waseem Arshad and Farhaan Mobein joined hands once they educated themselves on the problem.

Mr. Farhaan Mobein started his research back in 2016 upon his return from Canada. He discovered the root of the problem to be a lack of awareness, zero implementation of face masks and non-existent air purification equipment. The initiative set forth to tackle this problem on all fronts.

  1. Treatment as an immediate medical emergency
  2. Lack of Data and Availability
  3. Inadequate government policies and information
  4. A viable plan for the future


To raise awareness and impart knowledge to Pakistanis in order to combat air pollution. Thus, providing a pivotal platform through CAIR to tackle SMOG as an immediate medical emergency and devise a feasible agenda to eliminate Pakistan’s hazardous air pollution pandemic.



CAIR’s initial awareness was spread through a Facebook page, however, the initiative progressed into an application and a website using air visual data which are a vivid guide on the harmful effects of air pollution and provide CAIR Quality Index for major cities.

Figure 1 Application Home Page

Reading the lack of availability and extravagant pricing of sensing equipment for Air Pollution in the market, CAIR developed a cheap and affordable model with the latest sensor technologies to supplicate market demand.

Figure 2 PM2.5 Sensor

In order to fulfill the needs of air purification, CAIR started working on air purifiers when there were zero manufacturers in Pakistan. We aim to convert the AIR PURIFIER from LUXURY to a NECESSITY. Affordable by a common man, 25% cheaper and a product made to save our children and future generations. Delivering the same performance and features as any international brand, equally efficient

Figure 4 Air Purifier Model Render

The Pakistan Government’s response to CAIR’s concerns has been dismal. Therefore, in order to initiate action by the government CAIR is developing a sensor which can be placed in different districts of Lahore and is three times cheaper than IQ AIR. CAIR estimates that 50 sensors each, strategically placed in major affected cities like Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujrat, Peshawar and Multan will start providing us real time PM2.5 values uploaded on our website and application through our data base.
The selected sensor is a considerably cheaper solution and is backed up by a lot of research.
CAIR will be hosting a seminar with the government where we will challenge the state to scrutinize our measures in hopes of them realizing the medical emergency and the adverse effects of inactivity.

In today’s day and age, the action plan for the long-term eradication of air pollution is readily available. We are swimming in a sea of information where proven examples of countries with methodologies and solutions are available. CAIR has devised a strategic, step-by-step process for a better, brighter future. We need to dedicate our time, resources and efforts in order to eliminate this threat. Preserving nature is not only a moral but spiritual duty as well.

Now, PUAN and US Mission to Pakistan has funded the project to spread awareness in the masses.
Constructive and cooperative collaboration for a cleaner, greener, healthier Pakistan is essential.

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